Joyce Carol Oates
Photo by Dustin Cohen.

Mellon Middle School Auditorium
April 18
7 p.m.

She has published more than 40 novels, taught for decades at Princeton University, and in 2010, received the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama.

Fans of the iconic American writer Joyce Carol Oates won’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to see the accomplished author in the intimate setting of the Mellon Middle School Auditorium in Mt. Lebanon.

One of modern literature’s most prolific and productive figures—she writes in longhand, has worked as an editor and anthologist and has also published numerous plays, novellas, and volumes of short stories, poetry and nonfiction—Joyce Carol Oates is appearing as part of the fourth annual Mt. Lebanon Public Library Speaker Series.

The bestselling author will read from and discuss her newest work, A Book of American Martyrs, which was published via Ecco/HarperCollins in February 2017. A powerful and provocative novel, the work explores complex and timely issues such as religious extremism, abortion, gun violence, and hatred, along with universal human themes of family, suffering, empathy and hope.

Following the reading, Oates will participate in a Q&A and a book signing. Attendees can purchase Oates’ books at the event via Mystery Lovers Bookshop, or they can bring their own books.

Tickets are only $20, so buy yours now before this event sells out. Tickets may also be purchased in person at Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

Mellon Middle School is located at 11 Castle Shannon Boulevard in Mt. Lebanon, across the street from the public library.

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